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Welcome to GIMS, Central Library

The Gulbarga Institute of Medical Sciences’ (GIMS) Central Library was established with the inception of the Institute in the year 2014-15 with the objective to serve the information needs of students and faculty members of the Institute. The library is situated in the fifth floor of the campus, over 300 students/staff seating capacity with elegant modular furniture and central air condition system. The Library has a collection of 11000+ books of Foreign and Indian authors with reference books like Handbooks, Dictionaries, Encyclopaedias, and coloured atlases etc. Besides these, the library also had 442 CDs/DVDs and subscribes printed National and International journals.

The major e-resource offered by the Central library’s digital library initiative with 40 computers which enables access to 600+ e-journals, 200+ e-books with 1500+ videos and databases like Pro-Quest, Clinicalkey, Jaypee digital, UptoDate, PubMed, medIND, on various subjects related to medical sciences provided under HELINET (Health Science Library & Information Network) consortium by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, (RGUHS) Bengaluru. The library is in constant touch with the RGUHSHelinet for inclusion of new journals and databases to support the academic programmes of the Institute.

The library has been actively interacting with teaching departments and faculty in a proactive approach to develop essential collection of resources. The library functions from 08:00 am to 08:00 pm on all work days, 09:00 am to 02:00 pm on Sundays and holidays.

ACCESS TO LIBRARY

  1. All the Students/Staff Members of the Institute.
  2. Visitors are eligible to use library facilities provided they are permitted by the Director.
  3. Entry to the library is allowed to the persons carrying Identity Cards of GIMS.
  4. Entry to the library Reading Rooms is allowed to persons carrying Identity Cards of GIMS
  5. Library has closed access system.
  6. All the shelves are properly cited with subject citations according DDC 23rd Edition.
  7. Books can be carried by the members themselves. Help of the library staff can be asked to take out the books.
  8. Personal belongings of the users should be kept in property counter outside of the library.
  9. The reading material is not to be kept back in shelves after use. It is to be left on the circulation table for the library staff to stack properly.
  10. Permanent faculty members can borrow two books for the period of one month, fine of Rs 1per day will imposed after the due date.

 

Departmental Libraries

  1. Teaching department can borrow books for ready reference. Only those books, which have more than one copy, can be issued to the department library against the signature of the departmental head counter signed by the Director.
  2. A proper record will have to be maintained by the department for the books that are issued and department will be responsible for them.

 

SCP/TSP Book Bank

  1. The library issues books under SCP/TSP Book Bank scheme to the SC/ST students only. This service is without any charges. The student is required to produce their college ID card for availing this facility.

 

SERVICES OF CENTRAL LIBRARY

1. Books Circulation
2. Reference Service
3. Browsing, email and literature search is available with high speed Internet.
4. E-Resources services under HELINET consortium
Databases: Pro-Quest, Clinicalkey, Jaypee digital, UptoDate etc.
5. CD-ROM Service
6. Photocopy / Reprographic service
7. Display of new arrivals
8. Newspaper clipping service
9. Library Orientation Program
10. Question bank 11. Periodicals/Back volumes
12. SCP/TSP Book bank

STATISTICAL DETAILS OF CENTRAL LIBRARY

Sl.No

Content

Quantity

Remarks

1

Floor area

2400 sq mt

2

Total seating capacity

320

3

Total number of books/volumes

11,007

  1. Reference Books

6657

  1. Textbooks

4350

4

Books purchased in the year 2014-15

3069

Rs 53, 39,816.

5

Books purchased in the year 2015-16

1996

Rs 39, 06,563.

6

Books purchased in the year 2015-16

1792

Rs 34,84,205

7

Books purchased for the year 2019-20

4150

8

Journals subscribed in the year 2014

20

Rs 11, 85,635.

9

Journals subscribed in the year 2015

20

Rs 12, 77 691.

10

Journals subscribed in the year 2016 (under process)

42

Rs 26, 15,000.

11

Journals subscribed in the year 2017 (under process)

40

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12

Journals subscribed in the year 2018 (under process)

40

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13

Journals subscribed in the year 2019 (under process)

60

Under process

14

Journals subscribed in the year 2020 (under process)

100

Under process

15

Journals back volumes (2014 & 2015)

120

16

Audio/Video/Text CD/DVD’s

442

17

Donated books

184

18

Periodicals (Magazines/Newspapers)

09

19

Digital Library computers with access to Internet and HELINET:
About 600+ core e-journals, 2000+ e-books, 1500+ videos and databases are being subscribed/ procured, and provided to the faculty and students under RGUHS Helinet consortium.

Available with
40 nodes/computers

20

Classification scheme

DDC 23rd Edition

Through British library (online) http://explore.bl.uk/

21

Stack room

Available

22

Reading room outside for 150 students

Available

LIBRARY STAFF

Sl.no

Name

Designation

Qualification(s)

1

Dr. Shoukat Ali

Librarian

MLISc., NET., K-SET., Ph.D.

2

Mrs. Renuka Patil

Deputy Librarian

MLISc.

3

Mr. Saidappa Kadechur

Library Assistant

D.Lib Sc.

4

Mr. Sagar

Attender

SSLC

5

Mr. Sharanabasappa

Attender

SSLC

6

Mr. Rajashekhar

Peon

SSLC

7

Mr. Kenchappa Kattimani

Peon

SSLC

Other useful links for e-Resources

RGUHS HELINET
http://www.rguhs.ac.in/digitallibrary/RGUHS%20Digital%20Library.htm

PUBMED NCBI
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/

NATIONAL DIGITAL LIBRARY
https://ndl.iitkgp.ac.in/

CONTACT US
Librarian Gulbarga Institute of Medical Sciences, Veeresh nagar Sedam road Kalaburagi 585104 Karnataka, India
Email gimscentrallibrary@gmail.com
Contact no 08472 295170, 9886 5089 75